Extension Leads & Cable Reels

What are extension leads?

An extension lead (also called an extension cable or extension cord) is a length of power cable with one or more sockets at one end and a plug at the other end. Electrical extension leads allow you to use appliances at a greater distance from the mains power socket than the integrated cable within the device. They effectively extend the length of the power cable. Extension leads can have numerous sockets and are able to power multiple devices from just one mains socket.

What type of extension leads are there?
Single extension leads – Single extension leads only have one socket and are commonly used to provide power to a part of the room where there is no power outlet. They must never be combined in series with other extension sockets or multi socket adaptors.

Multi socket extension leads – Multi socket extension leads sometimes referred to as multi gang extension leads have more than one socket (or gang). They can be used to power multiple devices and increase the number of plugs that can be connected to one mains socket.

Cable reels – Cable reels have one or more sockets or gangs. Cable reel extension sockets allow you to power devices from a much greater distance. Their cable length typically ranges from a couple of metres up to 100 metres. The cable is supplied on a reel with integrated sockets. The use of a reel makes it easier to store and transport the extension lead. Some models feature an auto-rewind function so you don’t need to manually wind the cable back in after use. Some cable reel extension leads also feature built in RCDs (residual current devices) that prevent electrical shocks if there is a fault.

Safety precautions:
• Extension leads must not be plugged into one another or used in series. This can cause the socket to overload.
• Don’t overload sockets by plugging in appliances that exceed the maximum current rating.
• If extension lead cables are in areas where they could be a hazard, you should fix the cable down or cover it with a protective rubber strip.
• When using cable reels, you must unwind the full length of the cable to prevent overheating.

Other features:
IP Rating: An IP (Ingress Protection) rating defines how effective an electrical enclosure seals against foreign bodies.
Surge protection: Surge protection functionality protects the unit and attached appliances from voltage spikes.
Switched Sockets: Some models come with option to turn individual sockets on and off.

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RS Stock No. 123-7432
Mfr. Part No.0200X00062303
MYR217.77
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 6 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-7443
Mfr. Part No.0600X00102031
MYR397.11
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- 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 10 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-7433
Mfr. Part No.0200X00082301
MYR200.71
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 8 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 831-8961
Mfr. Part No.0207X02052301
MYR361.15
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - Yes PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-7430
Mfr. Part No.0200X00032303
MYR171.42
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Socket Strip 3m Type F - German Schuko 3 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 831-8933
Mfr. Part No.0201X02072301
MYR215.45
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 7 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - No PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-7437
Mfr. Part No.0600X00042031
MYR209.14
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 4 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 831-8964
Mfr. Part No.0211X02052301
MYR354.26
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - No PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 831-8970
Mfr. Part No.0220X02042301
MYR534.24
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 4 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - No PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 831-8983
Mfr. Part No.0201X02052300
MYR173.34
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 - 250 V - - - - No - Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-7431
Mfr. Part No.0200X00062301
MYR174.02
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 6 - 250 V ac - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 831-8955
Mfr. Part No.0200X02062318
MYR214.52
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 6 IEC C14 250 V - - - - No PVC - -
RS Stock No. 123-7440
Mfr. Part No.0601X00072031
MYR334.03
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 7 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-7438
Mfr. Part No.0601X00052031
MYR281.53
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 5 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 384-917
Mfr. Part No.0232X00062301
MYR407.38
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 6 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - Yes PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 831-8927
Mfr. Part No.0200X02052301
MYR163.93
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - No PVC - -
RS Stock No. 831-8968
Mfr. Part No.0212X02052301
MYR472.66
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - Yes PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 831-8920
Mfr. Part No.0201X02052301
MYR172.65
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type E - French 5 CEE 7/7 German Schuko / French 250 V - - - - No PVC Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-7444
Mfr. Part No.0601X00112031
MYR474.26
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 11 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-7442
Mfr. Part No.0601X00092031
MYR397.11
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Socket Strip 1.5m Type F - German Schuko 9 - 250 V ac - - - - - - Yes -